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SHERBROOKE, Que. — Jagmeet Singh defended his party’s environmental plan on Friday, as the New Democrats' campaign moved across Canada in a final push to get voters to the polls. “Our commitment is we have to fight this climate crisis with everything we have,” Singh told reporters at a campaign stop at Université de Sherbrooke, in Sherbrooke, Que. Singh has accused Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau throughout the campaign of giving large carbon emitters exemptions and letting them of the hook. The N
A Waterloo region child under the age of 10 who had COVID-19 has died, the region's medical officer of health said Friday. In a media briefing, Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang said the child had underlying conditions. "This is a rare but tragic circumstance and a devastating reminder of the serious nature of this virus," Wang told reporters. There were no school related or child-care related exposures in this case, she said. This is the region's first COVID-related death in someone under the age of 10. A spoke
When Kamal Khera first arrived in Ottawa as one of Parliament’s youngest MPs back in 2015, she would sometimes be mistaken for a staffer. Now, some of her young volunteers from back then are moving up through the ranks themselves. Khera, who is seeking to retain her Brampton West seat for the Liberals, says she actively encourages young people, and especially other young women of colour, to get involved since their views help represent the demographic reality in Canada. “When I got elected in po
Health Minister Michelle Thompson says that of the long list of items included in her ministerial mandate letter, addressing immediate pressures on the health-care system is where she will focus first. The mandate letters for Thompson and her cabinet colleagues were released on Thursday. They include what's expected of them by Premier Tim Houston and each is tasked with putting together a timeline for the work within the next 90 days. With emergency departments experiencing crushing pressure, st
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and officials from Israel, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and Morocco met virtually Friday to commemorate U.S.-brokered agreements to normalize relations between the countries and Israel last year. (Sept. 17)
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A federal judge has lifted race- and sex-based hiring quotas imposed on the Cincinnati Police Department 40 years ago to fix its lack of diversity, agreeing with the U.S. Justice Department's argument that the changes are no longer constitutional. At issue before U.S. District Judge Susan Dlott was a consent decree put in place in 1981 when only 9.9% of the department's officers were Black and only 3.4% were women. Today, more than 28% of the department's officers are Black
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Supporters of a plan to open supervised injection sites to try to reduce overdose deaths urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to review a court decision that bans the practice. The test case centers on a nonprofit group's Safehouse project in Philadelphia, but officials in other states are watching closely as they debate similar programs. Nationally, more than 93,000 people died last year from drug overdoses, a sharp spike from just a year earlier. A divided U.S. appeals co
NEW YORK — Newfoundland and Labrador musicians are bringing the folk tradition of "the Rock" to "Come From Away." Alan Doyle, the Navigators, the Dardanelles and Rosemary Lawton are among the homegrown artists adding their twist to songs from the hit musical in "Covers from Away." The folk album pays homage to the local sounds that influenced the score of the Tony Award-winning show. "Come From Away" tells the true story of a Newfoundland community that took in thousands of passengers whose flig
A fire at a log yard in northeastern B.C. continues to burn this morning after it was spotted Thursday afternoon. At approximately 2:30 p.m., on Thursday, employees at the West Fraser mill in Chetwynd, B.C., noticed a fire burning among logs where they are stored, according to an email from a West Fraser spokesperson. The company says firefighters, including those from the Chetwynd Volunteer Fire Department, remain on site and air support is currently being used to help extinguish the fire. West
OTTAWA — While campaigns have been focused on growing the economy and supporting families and businesses this election, an advocate group says charities and non-profits have been all but forgotten. The pandemic devastated charities across the country as donations dried up, even as they faced more demand for their services than ever. Bernadette Johnson, director of charity advocate group Imagine Canada, says charities and non-profits are on the front lines of every significant issue debated in th
LONDON, Ont. — Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole says Justin Trudeau wants Canadians who are angry with the government to vote for "smaller parties." O'Toole made the comment today at a campaign stop in London, Ont., but he wouldn't give details on exactly what parties he claimed the Liberal leader wanted Canadians to choose in the Sept. 20 election. Political experts are indicating that the People's Party of Canada, led by former Tory cabinet minister Maxime Bernier, could siphon off votes from
Ontario is reporting 795 new cases of COVID-19 and five more deaths, with Waterloo Region announcing Friday that a child under 10 had died with the virus. Dr. Hsiu-Li Wang, the region's medical officer of health, said the child had underlying health conditions and there were no school or child-care setting exposures related to the case. Wang said the death is a rare, tragic circumstance and a reminder of how serious the virus is. Premier Doug Ford shared condolences with the family on Friday. Ch
Habitat fragmentation due to sea ice loss is impacting polar bears’ breeding and feeding habits.
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Filippo Grandi said on Friday he found that the Taliban have space for discussion and engagement on human rights issues, including women and minorities rights. "There is space for discussion and engagement about these matters," Grandi told reporters in a news conference in Islamabad after he concluded his visit to Afghanistan, saying he took up the issues with various Taliban authorities.
(Reuters) -Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook told an all-hands meeting of employees on Friday he planned to discuss U.S. immigration policy with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas later in the day, according to a source familiar with the meeting. During the meeting, Cook also told employees that a recent U.S. court decision in an antitrust case brought by "Fortnite" creator Epic Games hand resulted in a victory for Apple in nine out of 10 counts, the source said. The ruling amounted to "one or two sentences scratched out of an agreement" between Apple and developers on the App Store, the source cited Cook as saying.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The architect of a Washington protest planned for Saturday that aims to rewrite history about the violent January assault on the U.S. Capitol is hardly a household name. Matt Braynard worked as an analyst for the Republican Party, crunched data for a small election firm and later started a consulting business that attracted few federal clients, records show. He started a nonprofit after he was dismissed by Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign following several months on the job, but st
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A lawyer and former lawmaker in West Virginia has filed notice that he again intends to sue Gov. Jim Justice over his residency. Isaac Sponaugle sent Justice a 30-day intent to sue notice Thursday for the governor's alleged failure to comply with a March 1 settlement agreement to reside at the seat of government in Charleston, the Charleston Gazette-Mail reported. “Jim Justice needs to decide what he wants to do with his time,” Sponaugle said. “He’s a part-time governor,
Federal Liberal Party of Canada candidate for Skeena-Bulkley Valley, Lakhwinder Jhaj, issued a challenge to Incumbent NDP candidate Taylor Bachrach over veterinary issues in northwest B.C. on a campaign stopover in Prince Rupert, Sept. 15. In an impromptu office visit to The Northern View, Jhaj spoke about issues at the centre of her platform such as veterinary access, housing and healthcare. She said issues are similar in all cities. Jhaj is visiting the Skeena-Bulkley Valley riding for the fir
Cuban state media said on Friday that the intermittent blackouts that have plagued the island since June are caused by an aging power infrastructure and lack of proper maintenance and cautioned that residents should be prepared for more in the coming months. The power outages reflect a deepening economic crisis that began with harsh new U.S. sanctions https://www.reuters.com/article/us-cuba-sanctions-investment-analysis/tougher-u-s-sanctions-make-cuba-ever-more-difficult-for-western-firms-idUSKBN1WO2LP in 2019 and worsened with the pandemic, exposing such vulnerabilities as a decaying infrastructure and dependence on foreign currency from tourism and remittances to purchase food, medicine, raw materials and spare parts. “No one should think the problem will be solved quickly,” Energy and Mining Minister Livan Arronte Cruz was quoted as stating during a discussion of the power grid with other officials broadcast by state-run television on Thursday evening.
The Quebec government is slowly moving forward with recommendations laid out in the Viens commission, a landmark report two years ago that documented the mistreatment of Indigenous people in the province. Ian Lafrenière, minister responsible for Indigenous affairs, said Friday he has been meeting with Indigenous leaders since taking over the position last fall. He said 68 recommendations have been implemented — or will be over the coming months — but that hundreds more changes could be necessary